June E. Richards
Drama/Theatre Arts Program, Department of V&PA
Office Phone: (619) 388-3617
Office Hours: M&W 1-3 PM Tu/Th 3:30-4:30 PM
Beginning Acting: Drama 132, Tu/Th 12:45-3:15 PM
Musical Theatre: Drama 240, A-D (Evenings, Saville Theatre) THE ALL NIGHT STRUT An expanded cast show in a two-act musical celebration of the 1930's and 40's filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era. We open October 31, 2014 and play for three weekends. Consult the Saville Theatre website for details.
Co-Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department and Director of Theatre. Professor Richards received her MA in directing, and is an accomplished stage actress, director, and author. Ms. Richards appeared in productions in a variety of theatre companies including: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, the Actor's Workshop in San Francisco, and the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. Prior to her appointment in San Diego City College, June was Chair of the Performing Arts at Dominican College, San Rafael, CA; Chair of theatre arts at Contra Costa College where she served as Interim Dean, and Dean of Community Services. In addition to performing, she received acclaim as a composer, working with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, ACT (SF) and Seattle’s Intiman Theatre. Ms. Richards researched, and wrote a musical based on the life of Sarah Bernhardt.
My students inspire me daily with their work ethic, their bravery as creative artists, and our shared laughter. I am passionate about the use of improvisation in my acting course. I am lucky to be a member of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. My colleagues are the very best!